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Lewes Castle
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A collection of old Lewes photographs
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Old Lewes Lewes
High Street
c.1900-03
 
 
postcard used 1903
in house archive 4
 
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Old Lewes Lewes
High Street
c.1905-08
 
 
postcard posted 1908
Whitcomb Collection
 
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Old Lewes Lewes
High Street
c.1912-14
 
postcard
in house
 
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Old Lewes Lewes
The river Ouse at Cliffe
April 1950
 
photograph by Leslie A. Whitcomb
Whitcomb collection
 
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Old Lewes Lewes
Keere Street
Old Bookshop
May 1995
 
photograph by Leslie A. Whitcomb
Whitcomb collection
 
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Old Lewes Lewes
Fitzroy Memorial Library
August 1983
 
photograph by Leslie A. Whitcomb
Whitcomb collection
 
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Old Lewes Lewes
Great Fire
4 October 1904
 
postcards
in house collection
 
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Old Lewes Lewes
Smiths Fire
19 October 1907
 
postcard
in house archive 14
 
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Old Lewes Lewes
Castle
c.1905-08
 
 
postcard posted 1908
Whitcomb Collection
 
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Lewes

A castle was first built here by the Saxons, they also named the town.
There was a Saxon mint here which survived into the early years of the Normans who then built Lewes Castle on the same Saxon site.
In the 16thC. during the Marian Persecutions 17 Protestants from Lewes were burned at the stake in front of the Star Inn.
Lewes became a major port with docks on the riverside until nearby Newhaven at the mouth of the Ouse River was developed.
Cliffe, named after Cliffe Hill, and Southover once separate villages, are now part of the town.
To the north of the town is the 'Pells' including Pells Pond and several 19thC. streets.
There is a Prison and Crown Court in Lewes.
 

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